Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

FLUCYTOSINE, SERUM/PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
5FLC      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 80299.29         Geisinger Epic ID: 17622

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL pink-top K2 EDTA tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 0.21 mL.
Special notes:
Serum separator (SST) or polymer gel separator (PST) tubes are not acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells into a plastic screw cap vial (preservative-free). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 30 days. Refrigerated: 30 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Serum separator (SST) or polymer gel separator (PST) tubes are not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
See laboratory report.
CPT code(s):
80299
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Flucytosine
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Synonyms:
Fluorocytosine Level, Quest code 901261
Clinical significance:
Therapeutic drug monitoring.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily a.m.; Report available: 9 days    
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